Download E-books Henry Cooper: The Authorised Biography PDF

By Robert Edwards

Henry Cooper is better remembered for the evening he approximately replaced boxing background - 19 July 1963. combating an up-and-coming boxer by means of the identify of Cassius Clay, later to turn into Muhammad Ali, his recognized left hook (known as 'Henry's Hammer') despatched Clay crashing onto the canvas. debatable Britain's maximum ever heavyweight fighter, Cooper gained forty of his fifty five specialist bouts, beating many of the precise boxing greats alongside the way.

His tale is suffering from recognized names - Rocky Marciano, Floyd Patterson, Sonny Liston, Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, and, after all, Ali. yet Cooper's retirement from the game didn't spell then finish of his time within the public eye, as he launched into a winning media profession. catastrophe struck within the Nineties, even though, while his blameless involvement in a scandal surrounding coverage giants Lloyds of London resulted in him having to promote his distinctive choice of 3 Lonsdale belts to pay his bills.

He used to be knighted within the millennium New Year's honours record for his providers to boxing, and his loss of life in may well 2011 sparked a tremendous outpouring of tributes from the wearing neighborhood. this can be the biography of an fascinating personality, an exceptional fighter and a real wearing legend.

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Download E-books Mozart - Sein Leben und Schaffen: Komplettausgabe: Die Biografie von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Genius und Eros) (German Edition) PDF

By Karl Storck

Dieses book: "Mozart - Sein Leben und Schaffen (Komplettausgabe)" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen.
Karl Storck (1873-1920) ist einer der bedeutendsten Musikhistoriker des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts. Seine Mozart Biographie gehört zu den renommiertesten Werken. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791), warfare ein Komponist zur Zeit der Wiener Klassik. Sein umfangreiches Werk genießt weltweite Popularität und gehört zum Bedeutendsten im Repertoire klassischer Musik.
Inhalt:
Sein Leben und Schaffen
Vom musikalischen Genie und dem Universalstil der Musik
Erster Teil: Kinder-und Lehrjahre
1. Die Eltern und das Kind
2. Die Weltreise des Wunderkindes
3. Heimatliches Intermezzo
4. Italienische Reisen
5. In der Salzburger Enge
6. Ergebnisse
Zweiter Teil: Wanderjahre
7. Mannheim
8. Paris
9. Zurück ins Joch
10. Die Befreiung
Dritter Teil: Meisterjahre
11. Die Entführung aus dem Serail und aus dem "Auge Gottes"
12. Alltagsleiden und -freuden
13. Zwischen den Opern
14. Die italienischen Opern
15. Zum frühen Ende
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Download E-books With Hitler to the End: The Memoirs of Adolf Hitler's Valet PDF

By Heinz Linge

The notable memoir of a guy who used to be via Hitler’s part from 1935 to 1945.

Heinz Linge labored with Adolf Hitler for a ten-year interval from 1935 till the Führer’s loss of life within the Berlin bunker in may perhaps 1945. He was once one of many final to go away the bunker and used to be chargeable for guarding the door whereas Hitler killed himself.
in the course of his years of provider, Linge used to be liable for all features of Hitler’s family and used to be continually by way of his facet. He claims that simply Eva Braun stood toward Hitler over those years.

the following, Linge recounts the day-by-day regimen in Hitler’s loved ones: his consuming behavior, his foibles, his personal tastes, his humorousness, and his deepest lifestyles with Eva Braun. actually, Linge believed Hitler’s closest significant other was once his puppy Blondi. After the battle Linge acknowledged in an interview, “It used to be more straightforward for him to signal a loss of life warrant for an officer at the entrance than to swallow undesirable information concerning the future health of his dog.” Linge additionally charts the adjustments in Hitler’s personality in the course of their time jointly and his fading health and wellbeing over the last years of the conflict. in the course of his final days, Hitler’s correct eye started to damage intensely and Linge was once chargeable for administering cocaine drops to kill the discomfort. In a couple of instances—such as with the Stauffenberg bomb plot of July 1944—Linge offers a superb eyewitness account of occasions. He additionally provides thumbnail profiles of the famous contributors of Hitler’s “court”: Hess, Speer, Bormann and Ribbentrop among them.

notwithstanding Linge held an SS rank, he claims to not were a Nazi get together member. His profile of 1 of history’s worst demons isn't blindly uncritical, however it is still affectionate. The Hitler that emerges is a multi-faceted person: unpredictable and important, yet now not of an in a different way disagreeable nature. 12 b&w illustrations

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Download E-books Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman PDF

By Jon Krakauer

This version has been up-to-date to mirror new advancements and comprises new fabric received in the course of the Freedom of knowledge Act.

Pat Tillman walked clear of a multimillion-dollar NFL agreement to hitch the military and have become an icon of post-9/11 patriotism. while he used to be killed in Afghanistan years later, a legend was once born. however the genuine Pat Tillman used to be even more awesome, and significantly extra advanced than the general public knew...

A beautiful account of a amazing younger man's heroic existence and demise, from the bestselling writer of Into the Wild, Into skinny Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven.

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Download E-books Memoirs of a Bitch PDF

By Francesca Petrizzo

The whinge. that is what the staff name me. The whinge. they are saying it in the back of my again. yet i will listen them. My name's Helen, i used to be born in Sparta, yet I went away for romance. They used to claim i used to be the main attractive lady on the planet. The minstrels are already making up tales approximately how little i have gained and what sort of i have misplaced. mendacity stories. They were not there, in the end. yet i used to be. From her formative years in Sparta, in the course of the turbulent years of her marriage, and naturally her disappearance with Paris and its outcomes, Helen of Troy tells her personal tale. In a lyrical and musical kind, Helen sheds her mythical personality and walks from the web page as a true lady of flesh and blood; the archetype of all of the ladies who, all through historical past, have their hearts, abandoning wealth and gear.

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Download E-books The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance PDF

An Economist ebook of the yr

Costa booklet Award Winner for Biography

Galaxy nationwide ebook Award Winner (New author of the yr Award)

Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making attractive pots―which are then bought, amassed, and passed on―he has a selected feel of the key lives of items. while he inherited a suite of 264 tiny eastern wooden and ivory carvings, referred to as netsuke, he desired to recognize who had touched and held them, and the way the gathering had controlled to outlive.

And so starts this terribly relocating memoir and detective tale as de Waal discovers either the tale of the netsuke and of his relations, the Ephrussis, over 5 generations. A nineteenth-century banking dynasty in Paris and Vienna, the Ephrussis have been as wealthy and revered because the Rothchilds. but via the top of the realm struggle II, whilst the netsuke have been hidden from the Nazis in Vienna, this choice of very small carvings used to be all that remained in their mammoth empire.

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Download E-books Equal Ever After: The Fight for Same-Sex Marriage - and How I Made It Happen PDF

By Lynne Featherstone

“My tale begins on the very finish of the adventure to equivalent marriage rights. I stand at the shoulders of giants...” sooner or later, humans will locate it tricky to think that till 2014, someplace among five and 10 in step with cent of Britain’s inhabitants have been excluded from marriage. As Equalities Minister through the coalition executive, Lynne Featherstone performed a basic function in rectifying this. From atmosphere the wheels in movement inside of govt, to her reviews of the abuse with which the homosexual neighborhood is often faced, via her rebuttals opposed to the noise and fury of her rivals, and at last to the making of heritage, Lynne info the unbelievable twists and turns of the struggle. choked with wonderful revelations approximately discovering allies in unforeseen locations and encountering resistance from unexpected foes, equivalent Ever After is a good account of 1 woman’s pivotal efforts throughout the turbulent ultimate mile. this can be genuine, lived heritage - contemporary background. many folks celebrated at the day the dream grew to become truth; many people recognize humans whose lives have been replaced by way of the occasions defined right here. during this within tale, Lynne unearths the emotional lows and the exhilarating highs interested by turning hard-won social attractiveness into tangible felony equality.

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Download E-books Chameleo: A Strange But True Story of Invisible Spies, Heroin Addiction, and Homeland Security PDF

A spell binding mixture of Charles Bukowski, Hunter S. Thompson, and Philip ok. Dick, Chameleo is a real account of what occurred in a seedy Southern California city whilst an enthusiastic and unrepentant heroin addict named Dion Fuller sheltered a US marine who'd stolen evening imaginative and prescient goggles, and maybe a couple of best mystery documents, from a close-by army base. Dion came across himself arrested (under the ostensible auspices of The Patriot Act) for conspiring with foreign terrorists to smuggle top-secret army gear out of Camp Pendleton. the truth that Dion had totally not anything to do with overseas terrorists, smuggling, top-secret army gear, or Camp Pendleton did not appear to hassle the army. He used to be published from penitentiary after a six day lengthy Abu Ghraib-style interrogation. therefore he believed himself lower than extreme executive scrutiny and, he suspected, the topic of unusual experimentation regarding "cloaking"―electro-optical camouflage so severe it renders observers essentially invisible from a distance of a few meters―by the dept of fatherland safety. Hallucination? Perhaps―except Robert Guffey, an English instructor and Dion's buddy, tracked down and interviewed one of many scientists in the back of the undertaking, codenamed Chameleo, an experimental know-how that looks to were stolen through the USA division of safeguard and deployed on American soil. extra stunning nonetheless, Guffey came across that the DoD has been experimenting with its most modern applied sciences on a few americans. A condensed model of this tale was once the canopy function of Fortean Times journal (September 2013).

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Download E-books Reagan: The Hollywood Years PDF

By Marc Eliot

The compelling biography of an American icon’s early years–as an aspiring actor, Hollywood big name, and family members man.

Ronald Reagan used to be some of the most robust and renowned American presidents. the major to realizing his political good fortune and the notable likability and easy air of secrecy that made it attainable lies embedded in his early years as a Hollywood motion picture star.

Using never-before-published interviews, files, and different fabrics, acclaimed author and biographer Marc Eliot sheds new mild on Reagan’s movie and tv paintings contrary probably the most gifted girls of the time; his starlet-strewn bachelor days; his tumultuous first marriage to Jane Wyman and his career-making moment marriage to Nancy Davis; his debatable 8 years because the president of the monitor Actors Guild; his position within the “Irish Mafia” along Pat O’Brien, James Cagney, Spencer Tracy, and Errol Flynn; and his friendships with Jimmy Stewart and William Holden, in addition to with super-agent Lew Wasserman, who was once instrumental in constructing the personality that may end up necessary to Reagan’s destiny as an international leader.

Set opposed to the glamorous and sometimes combative history of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Eliot’s biography offers a nuanced exam of the fellow and uncovers the startling origins of the legend.

“A clean glance . . . [at] the genesis of Reagan’s later public persona.”
New York Times

“Film critic and historian Marc Eliot has dug up much more approximately younger sportscaster ‘Dutch’ Reagan, his trip west to Hollywood, his B-movie profession . . . his courting with super-agent Lew Wasserman, and his rocky marriage to his first spouse, actresss Jane Wyman.”
USA Today

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Download E-books The Raging Skillet: The True Life Story of Chef Rossi PDF

By Rossi

When their high-school-aged, punk, runaway daughter is located internet hosting a Jersey Shore lodge social gathering, Rossi's mom and dad suppose they've got no different selection: they send her off to stay with a Chasidic rabbi in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. in the confines of this restrictive tradition, Rossi's huge urban goals take root. as soon as she makes her solution to ny, Rossi's ardour for cooking, which first all started as a rebellion opposed to the microwave, turns into her lifestyles mission.

The Raging Skillet is one woman's tale of cooking her manner via the most not likely kitchens in ny City—at a "beach" in Tribeca, an East Village supper membership, and a makeshift grill at floor 0 within the days instantly following 9-11. perpetually writing her personal principles, Rossi finally ends up changing into the landlord of 1 of the main sought-after catering businesses within the urban. This heartfelt, gritty, and hilarious memoir indicates us how the creativity of the kitchen permits us to provide a nod to the place we come from, whereas at the same time expressing every little thing that we're. contains unpretentious recipes for genuine humans everywhere.

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